Sender Films

Pete Mortimer

Founder, President

Peter Mortimer is the founder of Sender Films, which he started as a do-it-yourself rock climbing video production project in 1999. Peter was joined at Sender by his college friend Nick Rosen in 2004, and over the last decade the two have enlisted an amazing team to help grow Sender into a leading global adventure film company that produces acclaimed feature-length documentaries, cutting-edge television series and a variety of commercials.

In 2006, Sender joined forces with Big UP Productions to found the REEL ROCK Film Tour, which has become one of the biggest climbing and adventure film tours in the world, with over 400 shows globally, and a brand new REEL ROCK TV Series.

Peter received his BA from Colorado College, and his MFA from USC Film School. Peter, along with Joss Corkin, are proud parents to their daughter Pia, their son Xavier and their intrepid dog Macho.

Nick Rosen

Head of Creative

Nick Rosen is a partner, writer, and producer at Sender Films. He is co-creator of the Emmy-nominated National Geographic Television Series, 'First Ascent,' and co-director of the award-winning film, 'The Sharp End'.

Nick began working as a writer/producer/director with Sender Films in 2005, and since then has created feature films and TV programs for NBC, The Weather Channel, National Geographic Channels International and The New York Times Online.

Nick received his BA in political science from Colorado College, and his masters at Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs.

Nick has also developed a career as on-screen talent, starring in the yoga documentary, 'Enlighten Up!' (2008), and providing the voice-overs for The Sharp End and the First Ascent series.

Zachary Barr

Head of Production

Zac began his career here with a trip to Mt. Everest that resulted in the multiple-award winning film High Tension. He brought a decade of experience in public media and storytelling - starting at the NPR oral-history project StoryCorps, and then producing and reporting for Colorado Public Radio. Zac earned a degree in history from Lewis and Clark College and a certificate in documentary radio from the Salt Institute in Maine. He now hopes to share his love of climbing with his two sons, who insist on bringing plenty of books and crackers to the crag.

Matt Connery

Head of Operations

Originally from Indiana, Matt has taken a circuitous path to heading up operations at Sender. With engineering degrees from Purdue University and the University of California San Diego, he's worked in everything from seismic analysis to construction management. He's lived in California, Hawaii, and Utah, and now resides in the foothills above Boulder with his wife and two rambunctious sons. Every once in a while he manages to find time for climbing, mountain biking and trail running.

Eliza Earle


Eliza moved to Boulder from Boston, MA to intern with Sender in the fall of 2014 and then joined the team as a Producer. She graduated from Tufts University and worked as an actress in Los Angeles before transitioning in to the world of documentary filmmaking. After a year of freelance video producing, her enthusiasm for the outdoor lifestyle led her to Colorado where she found the opportunity to combine her two main interests – climbing and filmmaking.

Now settled in Boulder, Eliza enjoys long distance trail running, climbing, pie making, and traveling to the desert for spontaneous adventures.

Jaime Bogardy

Head of REEL ROCK Tour

Jaime is the director of the REEL ROCK Film Tour. She hails from Baltimore, MD where she completed a dual BA in French and Communication.She began climbing while working on her undergraduate degree and focused on film during her studies, so REEL ROCK suits her perfectly!

Jaime moved to Boulder, CO in 2007 to work on a Masters degree in Communication and to live in the mountains. She started her own chalk bag business, Crimp Chimps, in 2010 after receiving her graduate degree. Jaime is now happily settled in Boulder where she enjoys being outdoors as much as possible. She also loves pugs, poetry, dance, cooking, hot air balloons, music, and hummingbirds.

Caitlin Kleiboer

Assistant Editor

Caitlin spent the first couple decades of her life in Michigan before moving to North Carolina for a a master’s degree in Health Behavior from the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health and a master’s degree in visual communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Journalism and Mass Communication. She holds a BFA from the School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan.

Film and photography projects have taken Caitlin to Ethiopia, Cuba, Kenya, Malawi and France as well as the Galapagos Islands where she worked as a videographer on the award-winning Living Galapagos project. She held an internship at the Washington Post and was a videographer and editor on the 2014 Powering a Nation project, Whole Hog.


Greg Laut

In-House Producer and Customer Relations

Greg is originally from Southern Colorado and graduated from CU's Leeds School of Business in the spring of 2012. He previously held an internship at a local newspaper and has worked in sales in the software industry. In his off-hours, Greg is often found biking, writing songs and performing with his band Whiskey Autumn, and hiking Boulder's beautiful trails.

Barry Thompson


Barry Thompson is Freelance Motion Designer based out of the last best place, Missoula. He produces compelling visual designs for films, documentaries, and helps companies tell their unique stories. Barry has been working with Sender Films to produce the main title sequences, trailers, and historic photo composites since 2006.

If Barry is not in the studio working, you can catch up to him up on the Blackfoot, with and his family snow boarding at Lost Trail, or standing in front of the beer cooler at OSFF, unable to make up his mind on an IPA!